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David Rockwell and Ian Schrager Talk Preservation, Collaboration, and the New York Edition Hotel

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Though there were already several Edition hotels—in Miami Beach, London, and Istanbul—architect David Rockwell and developer Ian Schrager have paired up on the latest in the collection, a new outpost in the Big Apple. Despite being linked by name and a theme of luxury, each location is treated like a one-of-a-kind project, both Rockwell and Schrager told Curbed in recent interviews. One new challenge was working an existing, landmarked building: The hotel occupies the 1911 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) Tower, reimagining its turn-of-the-20th-century corporate interiors as 273 swanky guest suites and a second-floor restaurant being helmed by British chef Jason Atherton.

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